As business people, there are SO MANY social platforms that we have to navigate. It can feel overwhelming at times! When I first started out, I was suspicious of Instagram. I wasn't sure that I needed to use it, to be honest. But I went to a conference where the speaker told us that we NEEDED to be on Instagram, and after hours and hours of research, I know that he's right. Proper Instagram technique can drive engagement and real results in your business.
That's why I've created a quick and dirty Instagram training that you can watch right now to get you and your business thriving on Instagram. Watch my video for 5 steps you can take RIGHT AWAY to increase and leverage your Instagram presence.
These steps WORK! In just one month, I doubled my Instagram following and engagement.
🔮What's Your Purpose? Create your business profile and establish its purpose. WHY are you on Instagram? Keep your business channel separate from your personal profile - your business followers don't need to see kitty pictures every day. Business profiles should be strategic and consistent!
🔮What's In A Name? Set up your Instagram handle, your profile image, and your bio so that viewers will know who you are and what you do within 5 seconds of landing on your profile. If you confuse, you lose! Strive for consistency in branding across platforms, so your followers can find you wherever they go.
🔮 Planning Is Your Friend. If you want your account to grow, your theme, messaging, and hashtags must be strategically planned. Your themes (4-5) should be consistent and spaced throughout your calendar. Don't forget to strategize your hashtag use! Research hashtags you'd like to engage with, take a look at the number of posts associated with that hashtag, and use hashtags that are a mix of low-number hashtags that can help you personally brand and mid-sized hashtags with about 50,000 posts.
🔮Take a Look at Your Content. Work with your content to achieve clean formatting within your 2200 character allowance. Aim to post 1-3x per day with clear, focused content. Each post should serve a specific purpose: to educate, to inspire, to entertain, or to engage, and every post should provide value.
🔮No Ugly Posts Allowed. Your Instagram page shouldn't give someone a headache because it's confusing or ugly! Make all of your posts aesthetically pleasing. Follow your brand and create a posting pattern - nothing should be random!
Also, be on the lookout for more exciting news from your team here in the coming weeks! Lots of exciting news about new programs, events, and so much more! 😍
(previously shared in July 2019)
✨Life is beautiful, precious and sacred. Let's treat it with the reverence it deserves.
Today, I'm writing to you all from Dallas, TX. It's been a whirlwind of a month! My parents came to visit me in Austin, TX for the first time since I moved here, and since then I've been hopping around the state from personal growth event to personal growth event. 😍
Living with our Soul on Fire is intricately connected to the intentional creation of magic moments. While my parents were in town, I knew I wanted to create experiences and memories that we would remember for life...
There was that one moment where we were stranded, totally out of gas in the middle of the mountains in Mexico... thanks dad. Very memorable indeed. 😅
But that's just it. Being stranded with both of my parents in the middle of nowhere was such a gift. And these gifts are everywhere if we just choose to acknowledge them.
My Prius ran out of gas because my dad thought we would make it to the next station... and we didn't. But rather than it being a stressful situation, we had intentionality about how we wanted to interact and so this situation led to lots of laughter, teasing, and a story about my dad I'll keep retelling for life. It still makes me burst out loud laughing when I think of it. 😂
That week, and as the weeks continued, I had one question top of mind: "how can I create more magic moments with those I love?"
And that's the thing - we need to bring intention every day, to how we celebrate, how we adventure, and how we love. ⚡️
So as we are keeping things short this week, I have just one question for you: how can you intentionally create more magic moments in your life and with those that you love most so you can bring more of that quality of life that will have you feeling like you're living life with your Soul on Fire? 🔥
What a load of bull 💩!
At least, that is what I used to think before I started on my personal development and entrepreneurship journey. 🤷
Back when I blamed the circumstances of my life for the results I was seeing ... for the parts of my life I didn't like. Back before I really understood what 💯 ownership over all parts of your life meant.
When my first coaches told me that my struggles were my gift, all I heard was "blah, blah, blah." Yeah, easy for you to say, jerk. Your life is easy, mine is hard.
Oh, to be young and silly, and to identify yourself as a victim of your own story. But we do the best that we can at the time with the tools that we have access to.
I look back to those earlier days with love and compassion, and you should too for your own younger days and your most trying moments. 🙏
So yes, your struggles ARE your biggest gift, and it's in your personal battles that your inner strength, your inner warrior is forged. 🔥
Let me tell you a story, a story that when I first heard it stopped me dead in my tracks. I have loved this story ever since. I heard it from a friend but haven't been able to find it anywhere else, so hold on to your hearts and hats because it just might leave an imprint on your life forever as it did mine, and you'll never see turtles quite the same way...
Storytime: The Old Man and the Sea Turtles 🐢
Once upon a time, there was an old man who lived by the sea. We'll call him Oscar for this story. 👴
Oscar loved walking by the ocean, feeling the warm sand underneath his toes, and breathing in the fresh breeze of the sea. 🏖
Oscar had been living in this small sea-side town for years, and his favorite time of the year was when the momma turtles would come out to sea, lay their eggs, and then he'd get to experience the miracle of life when the baby turtle hatchlings would slowly make their way to the sea.
This year, it was hatching time, again and Oscar was sitting in his usual spot watching as the baby turtles popped out of the sand and then slowly, and often with difficulty, made it to the sea. 🐢
On this occasion, a couple, Abdul and Sarah were visiting this quaint sea-side village and they were intrigued when they noticed Oscar sitting on the beach. They walked up to him and asked, "Sir, what are you looking at?"
With a warm feeling in his heart, 💛 Oscar explained that he was witnessing the miracle of life, a journey that he loved to witness every year. The couple smiled and looked on as they noticed the baby turtles slowly making their way to the sea.
Oscar got up and said that he had to go. They said goodbye, and Oscar was on his way and excited to come back tomorrow.
When Oscar arrived the next day, his heart was broken. 💔
There were dead baby sea turtles sprinkled life confetti all over the sand. Oscar's stomach turned, he felt weak in the knees, he found it hard to breathe. What had happened here? Oscar was not able to help himself and he started to weep. Big hot tears streamed down his face. 😪
As he cried, he felt a gentle hand on his shoulder. It was Sarah.
"Sir," she asked, "what happened?"
Oscar said, in a broken voice "I don't know, I've never seen anything like this."
Sarah then said, "After you left, Abdul and I helped the baby turtles into the ocean so they would survive. They were struggling so much and we couldn't just stand there and not do anything."
Oscar started crying harder than ever. "Oh no, what have you done, what have you done?" he said as he put his head in his hands and wept. 😪
"What you don't understand is that these baby turtles need to struggle, they only gain their strength to thrive in their life through struggling and making their way with difficulty from their nest to the sea on their own. By taking them straight to the sea, they had no chance. They had no chance to build the strength necessary to thrive in their lives." And Oscar wept even harder.
Just like with baby turtles, we need to understand that our hardest struggles, our challenges, our hardest moments are our warrior training ground. They are not trying to destroy you, they are trying to forge you. Your struggle is your gift.
Challenges, hardships, and struggles are our training to become all that we are meant to-and can- become. Without struggle, effort, and challenge you can't discover what you're made of. And let me tell you you are powerful beyond measure. You are a freaking warrior and you can withstand so much more than you can imagine. 🔥
It is only by allowing yourself to be forged, to grow and learn through the struggle, that you can learn the extent of your might, your strength, your abilities. With each time that you stand strong and persevere you will gain more and more confidence, build up momentum, and know that you really can handle anything that comes your way.
And you can't discover the extent of your strength or even build this strength if you don't have challenges, obstacles, and struggles.
So next time something hard comes up, rather than hanging your head low and feeling defeated, lift your chin, breathe in deep, and know that this is your training ground. This is how you gain your strength. This is how you take your life and business to the next level. It's not testing you, it's making you. 🔥
And remember that you can withstand it all. Just don't ever give up. Believe in yourself, and keep showing up, again, and again, and again. I believe in you, but most importantly, you need to believe in yourself and know that you will not be defeated. You need to know that this is your gift and you will come out stronger on the other side. 🙌
Sending much love,
A laptop, internet connection, a camera, and your dream life 🗺👩💻✨
I'm on the road again! 🚗 I'm off to a business conference in Las Vegas, then off to California to celebrate my niece's first birthday, and then traveling around California for a number of business conferences I'll be attending. Then... who knows?! The world! 🌎
For sure, before the year is over I'll be spending some time in Guatemala as a guest facilitator at a place that looks like heaven. Yep, I'm fully embracing that #DigitalNomad life! 🙌
When I left my "traditional success" path of working as a lawyer and startup founder, I never would have imagined that I'd be living this life. That I'd have plans to live in Bali, China, India, Kenya, Australia and who knows where else! 😍
As a startup founder, as a lawyer, following the LIE of traditional success that I bought into, I never would have been able to live this life. Have you bought into that lie? You have to ask yourself, as I asked myself, "Is this really it? What you worked soooo hard for? Is it worth it? Is this all you imagined it would be?"
Or do you want and expect more? 🤷
Five years ago, before I decided to radically change everything in my life, I recall being stuck behind a computer reading legal documents and writing legal memos, worrying about if I had properly italicized the period ... in the footnotes (come on, really?!! who cares?!!). 😳
I remember being a startup owner and feeling that dread knowing that at the end of the journey I would probably only own 5-12% of my company, and maybe wouldn't even have a say going forward as to the impact that my company would continue to make in the world. 😳
I remember those late nights, thinking "How will I ever be the mom that I always imagined being for my kids? The wife that I'd love to be for my husband? Will I be happy doing this? When do I get to be myself? When will that life that I've worked so hard for finally happen?" 😔
Well, let me tell you one thing, it wasn't going to happen for me following the lie of traditional success. Traditional success really is a lie.
But .... then I learned about the online information industry, and finally, after over a decade of searching for the work that would allow me to make an impact at scale, that would use my strengths and allow me to be my full self, that would have me reach the ambitious financial goals I had for myself, I saw a real light at the end of the tunnel. 🔥
Then I learned more about this industry -
Then I started hearing success stories. A juggler making a million dollars. A hypnotist making a million dollars. People teaching knitting, knitting!!!, making hundreds of thousands. People teaching anything and everything, living wherever they wished, having time with their families, being themselves, using their strengths, and being happy. What?! I needed to learn more and master this space. 🙌
And join that space I did! I've never looked back! Being in the online information space has completely changed my life, and I finally am living the life I always imagined I would. You can do so too. You know that in the depths of your being, your soul, something calls out for more. You know that this can't possibly be it. Well, it's not!!
Since that epiphany, since discovering the online information space (the best-kept secret of the happiest, wealthiest, and most impactful people), I've now created my own online information products and services. I have students and clients all over the world, I work from wherever in the world I want because it just requires a laptop, the internet, and a camera: I've had $10,000 days, and we are just getting started. 🌟🙌🔥
These results didn't happen overnight. I've invested over $100k in learning what I now know. I'm 5 years into learning about the online business space. I invested $1,000 in a course just about how to master videos. Another $1,000 in a course teaching you how to start your business and make money (when I saw that course I thought "no way!! I can teach that sooo much better!"). Invested another $10,000 in a business conference that taught me about the foundations of business. I invested another ridiculous sum of money on business coaching (totally worth it, get yourself a coach!). I have spent hours and hours and hourssssss studying every youtube tutorial. Sleepless nights building, studying, iterating. I've taken every course, signed up for every webinar, read every book. Interviewed the masters. 🤓
I became obsessed with mastering this space and let me tell you, it's a really cool space! 😍
I also made mistakes, many mistakes. I've cried myself to sleep and wondered why it was so freaking hard. I followed bad advice from the "experts" out there that led to heartache and brokenness - bad advice that shouldn't be out there but is. I saw my friends struggle to make money in the space. I saw them lose their apartments, wonder if they would have to go back to a 9-5 again, wonder how they were going to feed their young new family, feel absolutely overwhelmed with all the work they were doing yet not getting anywhere.
I was so frustrated at seeing these same patterns repeat themselves over and over again, at seeing real people I loved following bad advice when they could succeed if they just had better coaching. I had to do something. 🤔
And so I did something about it that I'm soooooooo freaking excited about!! I would tell each of you about it personally by phone, but I don't have time anymore as I'm literally on the road as I type this.
I spent all week last week taking back-to-back calls 📞from all the people interested in this new opportunity (before I even advertised anywhere), and I knew I needed YOU to hear about it before I share it with all those I meet at my many upcoming business conferences. I wanted to make sure that if you think this is the right opportunity for you, you had a chance to sign up before spots run out!
I created an online course (more like a group coaching program for the first 20 to join) to help you monetize your expertise and guide you in building a successful online information business that leads you to location, time, and financial freedom (without the mistakes, the heartache, and being lost knowing where and how to begin). 😍💸🙌
If you want to learn more, check out the explainer video below (it's long but I wanted to adequately answer all your questions since I can't jump on the phone with you all).
If you think this is for you, sign up asap as seats are already filling up! 🔥
We have doctors, food personalities, financial experts, operations professionals, and even students all joining and looking to join! Don't miss your chance to join this incredible program. NEVER again will this specific program and this kind of support ever be available to anyone else who partakes in this program. You don't want to miss out! Act fast, seats will sell out! 🤩
If you do have questions, send those my way and I will answer them next week when I'm back from this conference or as soon as I'm able to.
Ahhhhhhh!!!! I'm soooooo freaking excited to welcome those of you who join our #OriginalRainMakers and I can't wait to get us started!!!
The time for you to live YOUR dream is now. Your life isn't supposed to be a drag, a life that you just go through the motions for. You can live life with your soul on fire. Let me guide you there! Let's build your online information business together! 🌟🙌🔥
Your business needs to be harnessing the power of the internet (and information), YESTERDAY!
Alright all, let's have a chat. You and me.
You know I care about you, right? This is me sitting in my Austin Texas studio thinking "what can I share with my #LimitlessTribe today that will really help them take their life and business to the next level?" 🤔
There were two top contenders:
1) The Limitless Success Framework (LSF) TM, and
2) Developing an IGS - Internet Growth Strategy TM
We will talk about LSF next week as I wanted to have a video training ready to go for that (so stay tuned for our newsletter next week!).
However, today I went live on Facebook for my regular Weekly Limitless Monday Morning Show and spoke about how you need to have an IGS for your business yesterday!
1) Make sure you're following me on all the social medias 👍 (you want to catch all my updates as I leave for Tony Robbins' UPW this week and Rachel Hollis' RISE next week! Eeek!), and
2) Yes, I do have a weekly morning show! ☀ You want to make sure to catch me LIVE every Monday morning as we'll be discussing different topics to take your life and business to the next level! These are posted to FB, Youtube and IGTV! (I know, I know, today is Tuesday - but I'm not perfect, #DoneIsBetterThanPerfect, I wanna keep it real with y'all, and this week is especially busy! 😉)
So what is an Internet Growth Strategy (IGS) and who is it right for?
An Internet Growth Strategy is your plan to stay relevant in the 21st century, and one of the core components of it is to also consider yourself to be an #InformationBusiness.
One of my mentors, very well-known and respected in Silicon Valley, would be asked why she specifically worked with tech companies, and she would answer "You see, this idea of some businesses being tech companies while others are not is wrong. In today's world, every company is a tech company." 🤯
And she was so right! Every company IS a tech company. Or you at least should think yourself as such, and have a strategy to thrive in the information age.
But, you might be thinking, "I'm a baker... I have a yoga studio ... I own a hair salon ... I have a fitness studio ... video production company." Yes, you too need an IGS. Not only do you also need an IGS, it is critical, life-and-death to your business kinda important that you have an IGS in place.
Yes, you all need to be using the power of tech tools and the internet to remain relevant in today's world, to attract new customers, to nurture your relationship with your current customers, and to strengthen your impact in this world.
So what companies need to have an IGS? All of them! Do you own a company? Then you need to think of yourself as an information and internet company as well, with an extension of your business being in the digital world.
What are some basics that you must cover to have your IGS covered? There's a lot but I'll cover three main steps that you MUST make sure are in place yesterday.
1. Have a badass website that clearly lets your customers know who you are, what you do, and how to buy from you
2. Make sure you have an email list and content strategy for it
3. Develop an information branch and strategy for your business
Want to learn how to do these things (and do them well)? Sign up for Business Fundamentals Monthly (BFM)!
BFM is our monthly 21st Century business coaching program where we go LIVE every month for a two-hour Master Class where we cover all that you need to know to make sure that your business is standing on strong 21st century foundations. I walk you step-by-step on how to create a business that will thrive in today's world, regardless of if you're a baker, auto-mechanic, financial planner, accountant... you name it ...you need to join BFM and have an IGS!
During our next class we'll continue discussing:
📌Email marketing 101
📌How to craft a great email
📌Best practices for capturing leads
📌How to create the right opt-in/lead magnet (creating the right lead magnet for your target market)
📌How to use social media to increase awareness of your business and lead to more sales
📌Pricing and packaging basics, and
📌Setting business metrics for your own business for us to track for the duration of our time together!
See ya there so you too can develop your IGS!
Sending a huge hug,
- Your Business Strategy and Peak Performance Coach
How to Get Out of a Funk
Okay, so you're feeling blue, you're not living your best life, you're low on energy, and you're overall feeling like you're in a funk.
What do you do? How do you get yourself from an unresourceful state to a resourceful one? Glad you asked.
Below I'm going to focus on three things you can do to shake off that funk. If you want even more strategies to kick your blues to the curve, watch the entire training in which I include 10 things you can do starting right now to turn your frown into a smile.
So, let's do this!
1. Feel Your Feelings - let's start with first things first. Your feelings are telling you something and it's our job to listen and to be present with where we're at. You never want to make your feelings wrong, making it wrong destroys honest communication and connection with yourself and others. We have to honor what we are going through, rather than just brush it off as nothing. So slow down, take a breath, and check in with yourself. What's going on? Identify the feelings. What exactly are you feeling? What are you really feeling? Why are you feeling this way if you are vulnerable and honest with yourself? What does that tell you about your life and any changes (including changes in perfection) you might need to make?
Now, let's look at a couple of feelings. Did you know that each emotion that you feel is trying to tell you something?
Fear: fear is the anticipation that you need to be prepared for something that is going to happen or might happen. What fear is telling you is do the work to be prepared. Fear includes emotions such as anxiety, concern, apprehension, worry, and fright to name a few. So what can you do? Prepare best as you can, do your homework, put in the time, and then you have to #FaithRealHard. You have to surrender and TRUST, and keep going, keep charging towards living your best life.
Anger: In this group of emotions we have emotions such as anger, frustration, and being peeved. Does anyone else say peeved? No, is that just me? 😏These emotions tell us that an expectation that we had was not met. Whether that be having an important rule or standard that was violated, or our brain thinking things should be different from what they currently are. So what do these emotions tell us? They tell us to look carefully at our lives and assess our expectations. Do these expectations make sense? Do they set us up for success or are they really just setting you up for a lot of heartache? Is there a shift in perception that you need to make, or are there things that need to change around here? Assess and then take action.
2. Compelling Future - Next, create a compelling future for yourself. I won't go too in depth here, because that is exactly what we did during our first class of Life Coaching Monthly (LCM), for two whole hours, including exercises and homework on creating a compelling vision for your life ... that could change your life. The essence of it is: if you don't have a bright future, or a bright tomorrow, to wake up for, goals that make you jump out of bed with a fire in your belly, it's going to be much easier for you to fall into a funk not just once, but again and again. So, find a north star, a version of yourself that feels so exciting that when you think of this version of you that you are working on becoming, you remember that you are wasting precious time being in a funk, and that baby, you've got to get living!
3. Change Your State - finally, you've got to change your state. What does that mean, and how do we do it? Guys, this is sooooo important that I actually got a tattoo of the words "Beautiful State" on my ankle. That is dedication, y'all. I've committed to being an emotional control master-ninja-gladiator-badass. It's that important! It can change your life to be in control of your emotional, mental, and physical state. That is what it means to live a peak performance life. Okay, okay, Luz, I'm sold, you say, how do I do it?
First, MOVE! One of the best things you can do to change your state is to also change your physical state. Bring in physical states that require more energy. What you'll notice when you're feeling blue is that these are very low energy states. You feel meh, you just want to lie in bed and do nothing. But you see, we rise to the level of our conditioning, of our training, in all areas of your life, including our emotions. So tell me, how ripped are those emotional control muscles of yours? If not very, it's time to hit the emotional gym!
How do we train our emotional control muscles? You've got to know that you decide what emotions to entertain. I know, this sounds crazy, but stay with me. You get to decide that you will not allow suffering into your life. This doesn't mean that you can't allow yourself to feel your feelings, and be present with where you really are, but it does mean that you only allow these feelings for moments, not for weeks, months, and eventually for you to become a person who is a "blue" kind of person. Our conditioned emotions turn into who we are. So be very careful with what emotions to allow in. So, you've decided. I will be an emotional master-ninja-gladiator-badass, Luz! Now, what do I do?
Okay, let's roll our sleeves up and get to work. First pump your favorite empowerment song. Don't have one? Check out my playlist. Now, get moving, make your body big, do things that require energy, that make you sweat! Bring up the energy, quite literally, in the room.
Next, words. Be super aware of what words we allow into our day-to-day. When something doesn't go your way are you "fuck@^* pissed!" or are you "peeved"? These words influence the intensity of emotions that we feel. Choose your words carefully, grasshopper. Next, finish watching this training!
Alright all, that's it for today! I will catch you again next week and I'll catch you inside my Life Coaching Monthly LIVE next on 3/26/19 from 7:30pm-9:30pm CT! (but sign up today to be caught up, to craft your vision for your life, and to do the homework!!)
STOP Waiting to be CHOSEN
STOP waiting to be CHOSEN. You've got to choose yourself YOURSELF over and over and over again. ⚡️
No one gets to tell you what you can and cannot become, only you have that POWER. Not statistics, not "well, this is the way it's always been done," not "that's crazy, there's no way you can do it." It's your choice if you listen to limitations.
Got here from Mexico and lived in the Ghetto. Gang violence, poverty, low standards all around. Lived in a tiny apartment with 21, TWENTY-ONE!!!, people crammed in like sardines. I was one of the only from my group of friends to make it to school. Statistics said I shouldn't graduate, I would amount to nothing, be on government support my whole life. You know what I said? Bullshit. Fuck you. I don't need you, statistics to tell ME who I can or cannot become. 🙅♀️
Graduated from my high school class, third in my class, having enough college credits already accrued to graduate a semester early from college. Oh, got a full-ride scholarship to UC Berkeley, graduated a semester early, speaking 5 languages, having traveled all over the world, having been president of I don't know how many organizations, and ready to serve my country via service for two years with Teach For America.
You don't have experience ... you've never taught. I taught in the circle of fire, in the middle of the three most dangerous gangs in San Jose. But hey, this is how I grew up. I knew ALL about poverty, gangs, low expectations. My kids THRIVED in my classroom. They stuck around lunch time so they could work on complicated math problems that filled the entire board. We danced, we sang, we LOVED learning. I'd have to kick them out after school to finally go home. I stood before them and said "If I can make it, if I can be here, YOU CAN TOO." 🌟
Law school. Only two percent of Latinas in the US go to law school, now to a world-top tier law school, even less. Again, all statistics were against me. Honey badger don't care. I KEPT GOING. I attended Berkeley Law, ran a ton of organizations, ran the Berkeley Graduate Social Club - in charge of putting on events for all 11,000, eleven THOUSAND, graduate students at the best university in the world. I again traveled to the Netherlands and worked on an international justice program that was brining international legal standards to war-torn areas, making my dreams come true. ⚡️
In law school I was told it was impossible to get published, that you'd have to SETTLE for editing other's people work. I said BULLSHIT. Not only did I get published, I got published for the HARVARD Journal of Hispanic Policy. Take THAT statistics. Don't you DARE tell me who I can or cannot become. ⚜️
I completely changed careers. I entered the world of startups. Was told again and again: "you don't have experience", "you've never worked in startups", "you don't know this world". BULLSHIT. FUCK YOUR LIMITATIONS. They don't hold ME back. I worked at a startup, two years later started MY OWN to disrupt the world of global finance and banking. You know... no biggie. We're still on that journey. My dreams have no timeline. But watch out banking world, because this girl is on a mission, and when I'M on a mission, it GETS DONE. 🔥
"YOU'RE NOT AN ENTREPRENEUR" Ouch. One of my closest mentors years ago told me "you don't have what it takes to be an entrepreneur." That one hurt. But you know what? I held a space of compassion and empathy because they don't know me and what I'm made up like I do. It's okay, I still love them and I KNOW I'm the only person who gets to define whether I'm successful or not. Now, I'm a serial entrepreneur, speaker, soon-to-be-author, video influencer, taking action, growing an incredible brand and global movement. 💫
Running 13 miles. My first Marathon. FIFTY FREAKING MILES. You've never done it before. It's too hard. You need to train for yearssss. Blah, blah, blah. Did them all. Each one hard, terrifying, painful, but did it. No one gets to tell me what I can or cannot do. No one gets to tell YOU what you can or cannot do or BECOME. 💥
Coaching. You don't have experience. You've never done it before. You don't know how to ..... Again, BULLSHIT. You don't get to tell me what I can and cannot do, or how big my success can be. Statistics, data points, whatever... you don't get to tell me how big or quickly I can grow my brand. Watch out world, because this girl is going to be a household name around the world and we're going to be doing incredible work to have people exercise their agency and STEP INTO THEIR POWER. We're going to show that you can lead from love, stand for community and collaboration, and have an incredible life doing it! 💫
Each time, had a HARD goal, something EVERYONE told me to take the safe route on, to just keep it safe, to not think too big, to stop dreaming so big, to just keep my head down, each time I had to FIGHT to CHOOSE ME.
My whole life has been an exercise of me telling the world, "I hear what you're saying, I see the numbers, I see the stats" but I DON'T CARE. I GET TO DECIDE WHO I AM. I DECIDE WHO I'M BECOMING. And baby, things are about to heat up. 🔥
Who is an actuary? A person who compiles and analyzes statistics and uses them to calculate insurance risks and premiums. If an actuary had looked at all my data points, my background, immigrant kid that got here not speaking English, living in poverty in the wrong part of town, going to meh schools, latina, a woman, blah, blah, blah, blah. You know what it's to be? Absolute bullshit.
How about you? Are you CHOOSING YOU?
It's time you CHOSE YOU. No one else can choose you. YOU get to choose you. You HAVE to choose you.
I believe in YOU. I see your BIGNESS. I've been told over and over what I couldn't do and who I couldn't become. That sounds like "blah, blah, blah" in my ears. It's time you did the same, every time you hear other people limiting you, heck, even you limiting you I just want you to hear "blah, blah, blah."
SO, TODAY. THIS YEAR, STEP INTO YOUR POWER. 🔥
Claim all that you are meant to become. Know that ONLY YOU can define that.
We're in this together. Baby, we're in for a ride.
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LET People LOVE You
Hey, I need your help.
Yes, I'd love your support on _____.
Hey team, can you support me by _____.
No, I can't do that, I need to take care of myself first.
Sorry, I can't make that time/date.
I need to go sooner than I expected.
Asking for help.
This has been a humbling and beautiful journey. You see, before I started as a full-time entrepreneur, I always was the strong one that held everyone else. The giver. I never NEEDED help (or so I thought), there was simply no space for someone to give to me for a change.
Then I became an entrepreneur and I embarked on a journey of the most incredible self-development I could have imagined. It's been humbling. It's been HARD. It's been beautiful. It's been the most incredible journey I could have imagined, and we're just getting started! 😍
In my entrepreneurship journey I had to learn the concept of surrender and FAITH. I was so lucky to have had incredible self-love coaching before I embarked on this journey of entrepreneurship, because YOU CAN'T DO THIS WITHOUT SELF LOVE.
In my journey, I completely took off my oxygen mask for my business, and we know you can't do that! 🙅♀️
In the process, there were many tears, anxiety, crazy hours, stress, getting sick, you name it. I HAD to let people in and make myself vulnerable to having other people hold me for a change. Welp. 😳
I HAD to learn to prioritize me before I prioritized anything else, otherwise I would have nothing left to give to my business, my loved ones, and the world. That meant getting really comfortable saying NO and setting BOUNDARIES.
And let me tell you, it was the most beautiful (and painful/uncomfortable) lesson to go through, that truly humbled me, but also showed me how loved we can be if we just let others love us. ❤️
People want to feel needed, know that they can give to YOU as much as you give to them. I learned to graciously say please and thank you. I relaxed into trusting and faithing, and knowing that people had my back, and if they didn't it was okay, I was going to be fine. But mostly, once given a chance, everyone in my life stepped up and loved on me so hard. I have never in my life felt more loved and supported, and this only came from being forced to let people in. I can be stubborn sometimes....it's the Taurus in me. 🐮
And now we're here, years later, practiced and comfortable in SELF-LOVE, vulnerability, courage, boundaries, and RECEIVING love and support from the people in my life.
Yesterday, I woke up with not one, but THREE cold sores. I know, gross. I had no more juice in the tank. I was on the couch all day, but you see, I had coaching calls to make with my clients.
So, I did what I've learned to do. I asked my team to step up for me and hold that strength for me, even though they're my clients. And they over delivered. They ran the whole thing, with me sitting on the couch holding space for them. I was so touched that of course, I cried, told them how absolutely amazing they are, and felt SO LOVED. 💖
Tonight, I have a huge launch event. Been prepping for months. And again, I'm going to lean on my team to support me and the work we're doing together. I know they've got my back. They've rallied around me, they're traveling from all over the Bay to make this a kickass event, and my heart is absolutely full knowing that I have such amazing people in my life.
I could go on and on for days about the just absolutely amazing people in my life. My parents, my fam, my friends, my different communities. You know I gush about you all. I just want to say THANK YOU. I LOVE YOU. You make my life and world a better place. 💕
Thank you for holding space, thank you for being amazing, thank you for being YOU.
So, how about you? Are you letting people LOVE you? Are you letting people hold space for you? Letting others be strong for you? ✨
If you haven't, I really recommend it. It's the most beautiful thing in the world.
Today, may you go and LOVE. ❤️
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LIVE Coaching with Luz!
I'm soooooooo excited to announce that starting next month I'll be offering a LIVE Life Coaching Program that EVERYONE can join!! 😍🔥
Every month, YOU AND ME, going over the best strategies in the world for you to live a life where you are truly THRIVING. Where you are in the driver's seat. A life where you are healthy, wealthy, and HAPPY. Where you feel like your SOUL IS ON FIRE. 🔥🔥🔥
I've been asked again and again how people be coached by me in a way that was more affordable, and THIS IS IT!! 😍
I'll be sharing the best tools, strategies, and resources that I ONLY share with my high-end clients so YOU TOO can have access to this WORLD-CLASS COACHING.
You've seen me grind. You've seen me hustle. You've seen me WORK my bootie off. 💪
For decades I followed a path of "traditional success," and it was SUCKING MY SOUL DRY. I was unhealthy and suffered from debilitating anxiety. I sucked at relationships. My idea of success was based solely on my achievingness and all the gold stars that I received from the outside world. My finances sucked. I had no connection to spirituality, and felt alone, at the mercy of life. Mostly, I didn't know how to love myself, heck, even accept myself.
On the outside I looked "successful," but I was headed the wrong path.
As some of you know, I got really sick about 8 years ago. It was a really bad scare that sent me to the hospital's ER room, and as terrified as I was, I am so grateful to have had that dark moment in my life.
That moment changed my life. This was the warning sign I needed to really look at how I was living my life. It was the, "HEY, YOU BETTER WAKE UP AND START LIVING THIS LIFE DIFFERENTLY, OTHERWISE YOU'RE GOING TO BE IN MAJOR PAIN YOUR WHOLE LIFE."
But I got it. I was NO LONGER willing to live a life for everyone else BUT me. I was no longer willing to shape-shift myself so I could have others accept me - you see, my entire sense of self-worth came from the outside world. I was no longer willing to dim my light. I was DONE not living life as a full expression of who IIII wanted to be. I was no longer willing to settle for a life that was painful or just "okay." I WAS DONE. 🙅♀️
Here was my declaration of independence. I was going to start doing things differently.
I got serious about turning my life around. Just, in the last 3 years I read over 300 books, invested every last penny into EVERY conference, workshop, online course, and training. I signed up for every webinar. I watched all the Youtube videos. I invested in coaches. Tens of thousands of dollars, all the money I had, on ME and my future. I stayed up late, woke up early, worked weekends. YOU NAME IT, I DID IT. I was a woman on a mission. I was going to turn my life around. I was going FINALLY start living a life that I, MEEEEEE, was thrilled to wake up to each day. 🔥
And slowly but SURELY, things started turning around.
I TRANSFORMED MY LIFE.
Now, I am at the healthiest I have been my entire life with energy to burn! I left a career that was unfulfilling and since then started two companies. In the last year alone, I 35x'd my income, and this is just the beginning! I reconnected with my spirituality. I turned my relationships around and now thrive in them. I'm HAPPY. I'm in alignment with a ME that I'm so thrilled to continue to grow into for years to come.
I learned how to love myself. To exercise courage everyday. I leaned into that edge beyond the comfort zone so I could GROW into the version of me that I was so excited to wake up to everyday. I said YES to a future that felt in integrity to who I wanted to become and the impact that I wanted to have in this world.
I started LIVING. Truly living. Living for ME. ❤️
And with this LIVE monthly coaching program, I want to condense YEARS, heck, DECADES of research, best practices, and more importantly, lived experience, so you don't have to go through the suffering I went through. So you can ACCELERATE YOUR GROWTH to live a life where YOU feel like your soul is on fire, and you're in the driver's seat of your life. 🔥🔥🔥
You see, my success is NO ACCIDENT. There are PATTERNS OF SUCCESS, of HAPPINESS, of HEALTH, of THRIVING REALTIONSHIPS, of WEALTH, of SPIRITUAL growth. I've dedicated years, and years, and YEARSSSSS to studying them and putting them into practice. They've COMPLETELY CHANGED MY LIFE.
I'd be thrilled and so honored if you join me once a month so I can share these SAME tools that changed my life with YOU. 🙏
You are not here to merely SURVIVE, and let NO ONE tell you otherwise. You are here to THRIVE. You DESERVE to make your life a masterpiece. You were made for MORE, to step into your POWER, to shine your LIGHT, to make this the year you take a STAND FOR MORE. 🌟
The greatest gift from our creator is our potential. NEVER underestimate what you can accomplish.
If I can be where I am, if THIS immigrant, poor kid, with the accent, from the wrong side of town ... can make her life a masterpiece, baby, YOU CAN TOO.
So, how about YOU?
Are you DONE settling? Are you DONE not being in the driver's seat of your own life? Are you DONE living for everyone else but for YOURSELF. Are you SICK and TIRED of putting yourself last on your own priorities list?
Are you ready to step into the version of you that is THRIVING in all aspects of your life?
If so, SAY YES TO YOUR LIFE, to the version of you you are BECOMING, and join me for an epic year of coaching that will transform your life if you commit to stepping up day-after-day. Your life is MEANT to be a masterpiece, and I would LOVE to work with you to make it so.
You and I have a date each month make sure that you are connected to your PURPOSE, that you rise to meet your full POTENTIAL, and that you show up to your every day as the BIGGEST, BRIGHTEST, and BOLDEST version of you on this journey we call life.
Join me! Join our tribe, become a luminary and shine that beautiful light of yours BRIGHT! ✨✨
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